Andrea Lynn Hoch, Associate Justice

Associate Justice Andrea Lynn Hoch Andrea Lynn Hoch was appointed to the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District by Governor Schwarzenegger and took office on January 3, 2011. She was retained by the voters in the November 2014 general election.

Born and raised in California, Justice Hoch is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. 1981) and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1984).

Justice Hoch worked in private practice, and then began her career in state public service. From 1987 to 1992, Justice Hoch worked on labor law issues at the Agricultural Labor Relations Board and Public Employment Relations Board.

In 1992, Justice Hoch joined the California Attorney General's Office and worked on many high profile and significant legal matters, including the tobacco litigation and energy crisis. In 2002, she became the Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Law Division.

In 2004, Justice Hoch was appointed as Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation, where she was responsible for developing regulations to implement the Governor's comprehensive workers' compensation reforms.

From 2005 through 2010, she served as the Governor's Legal Affairs Secretary, where she provided legal advice and counsel to the Governor and top administration officials. She also developed and oversaw litigation strategies to uphold the Governor's policy decisions in court.

Justice Hoch's public service includes participation on various judicial branch committees. She is currently a member of the Appellate Indigent Defense Oversight Advisory Committee (AIDOAC), the Power of Democracy Steering Committee, and the Third Appellate District's Mediation Committee.  She is also an executive committee member of the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court, which promotes civility, ethics, and professionalism in the legal community.  In addition, Justice Hoch serves on the University of the Pacific's Board of Regents.

Justice Hoch is married and enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends. 

Justice Hoch retired from the Court in 2022.